How the Audit Committee Chair Helps a Company and Its Board Navigate Through A Crisis Such As COVID-19
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In my almost 40 years of working as a management and financial executive and serving as an Audit Committee Chair to public companies, I thought I had seen every crisis in the playbook:  multiple economic downturns, the 1989 earthquake and its impact on the Bay Area, Y2K, 9/11, and the…Read More

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Managing Through a Crisis: A CFO’s Guidance
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CFOs are unlike other employees.  Most of us toil in the background while sales, marketing, and products get more attention.  Crises, however, really get a CFO’s blood pumping.  We’re suddenly in the spotlight being called on to raise or conserve cash, slash expenses, and keep the company solvent.  Our knowledge…Read More

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Memo to the C-Suite: Do the Opposite of What your Gut is Telling You
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This too shall pass……But don’t stick your head in the sand while you are waiting Thoughts for Corporate Officers (CEO, CFO) of publicly-traded companies from the perspective of an experienced Public Company Corporate Officer, Sell-Sider (Analyst, Banker, Institutional Salesman) and Buy-Sider (Hedge Fund Manager) Ancient Chinese Curse “May you live…Read More

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The Unique Challenges of Enterprise SaaS
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There are many ways to classify SaaS companies, but differentiating companies based upon their customers presents the best approach for assessing and measuring your business. Using a customer-centric definition highlights the key operational differences that drive strategic decision making as well as the relevant key performance indicators. We typically classify…Read More

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